- 25 Feb 21
Pokémon have enlisted Malone to headline their 25th anniversary virtual live show this weekend.
Rapper/singer-songwriter Post Malone has shared a surprising cover of Hootie & The Blowfish‘s ‘Only Wanna Be With You’ as part of his ongoing partnership with Pokémon.
The ‘Pokémon 25 Version’ of Hootie & the Blowfish's 1995 single has been released today to build up anticipation ahead of his online Pokémon performance on Saturday, February 27th.
With a lush, easygoing guitar melody and plenty of synth sound effects, Post Malone's rendition is a carefree take on the original song.
The upcoming virtual Pokémon event can be viewed for free on the official Pokémon YouTube and Twitch channels, and on Pokémon’s 25th-anniversary website.
Earlier in 2021, Post Malone appeared as a cartoon version of himself in the music video for his Ozzy Osbourne’s collaboration 'It’s a Raid'.
The song is taken off Osbourne’s most recent LP, Ordinary Man - released in February 2020.
The artist is scheduled to headline Montreal’s Osheaga festival, currently scheduled to go ahead in person from July 30th until August 1st.
Check out Post Malone’s cover of ‘Only Wanna Be With You’ below: